2018 Poderi Oddero Brunate Barolo DOCG Italy
Ruby, tending towards garnet, with intense notes of roses and violets, accompanied by a touch of damp earth and ripe red fruit. Tannins which are very persistent, though soft, speak to an evolution which will take a long time to complete.
Rated 95 Points Vinous
What a delight it is to taste Oddero's 2018 Barolo Brunate. A glorious wine, the Oddero Brunate is one of the very few wines in this vintage that possesses real mid-palate depth and notable textural intensity. It is the smallest production wine here. I imagine that the slightly smaller cask used for this wine was an advantage in giving the 2018 a bit of extra flesh that is missing in this vintage. What impresses me most about the 2018, though, is its freshness and the primary intensity of the fruit. Iron, smoke, tobacco, dried herbs, chalk and a whole range of savory accents develop over time, rounding things out in style. What a wine!